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Prevention of loss of independence among the elderly


The prevention of loss of independence has been widely discussed for ten years in parliamentary proceedings1, by researchers and specialists from various backgrounds, and in administrative reports. The analyses often cover the same ground, in particular in their emphasis of the importance of the issue of predictable ageing among the general public, but also their desire to live independently at home for as long as possible.
However, prevention stakeholders are disparate, and their work often overlaps. This situation markedly reduces the effectiveness of this policy, and creates a form of inertia among stakeholders. The purpose of this report is to identify and analyse problem areas, then to outline approaches that may remedy this lack of effectiveness.

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